September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

P & H Flooring Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism welcomed P & H Flooring to McConnellsburg with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its grand-opening celebration last Thursday. More...

Quilt Club Announces New Rules For Annual Competition

Since its inception 31 years ago, the Fulton County Quilt Club has been adamant in its requirement that all quilts entered for judging in its annual show be hand-quilited. Well, times they are changing. More...

Volunteer Fire And Ambulance Grant Applications Now Available

Along with Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, Rep. More...

Virus Killed Farmed Pa. Deer

DANIELSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State wildlife officials say a virus killed nearly 100 deer on an eastern Pennsylvania farm in the first outbreak of the illness in the state since 2007. More...

Pa. Jury Awards $23 Million To Amputee

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania jury has awarded more than $23 million to a woman who lost portions of both legs to infection almost three years ago. More...

Receives Scout Award

Josh Booth recently earned his Arrow of Light award in Cub Scout Pack 43. The Arrow of Light is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, September 26: hot ham and cheese pretzel or corn dog, curly fries, sliced peaches. Tuesday, September 27: nachos grande or chicken quesadillas, corn, fresh orange. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Jared Arthur Linscott, 40, Fort Littleton, and Christine Michelle Seville, 38, Fort Littleton. More...

Flooding Over, Long Cleanup Awaits Pennsylvanians

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two blocks one way and Helena Fisher’s white shingled house might have been spared. More...

Landfill Rules Relaxed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State environmental regulators are temporarily relaxing restrictions on waste haulers to expedite the cleanup of debris from the flooding that followed Tropical Storm Lee. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value. William Michael Moeller to Nicholas L. Burch and Holly A. More...

Rt. 522/Rt. 30 Ramp Work To Begin

Beginning the week of, Sept. 26, 2011, prime contractor Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Blair County will begin evening detours for ramp work at the Route 522/Route 30 Interchange. More...

Say flood-damaged crops should not enter food supply

USDA, FDA To Aid Farmers With Damaged Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that assistance will be available to farmers whose crops were damaged by severe flooding from tropical storms Irene and Lee. More...

CF Teacher Outlines Plans For Echo Pen

Elementary handbook changed to state only K4-K5 wing will remain nut free

A true leader in the Central Fulton School District’s technology movement, high school teacher Michelle Eichelberger provided the school board and administration with a hands-on demonstration last week on the various uses of an Echo smartpen. More...

DeShong Given Credit For Time Served

Touted as a “diamond in the rough” by a judge of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, a Harrisonville man was granted credit for time served in the Franklin County Prison and at an in-patient facility immediately following his arrest More...

County Conducts Routine Agenda

The Fulton County commissioners sat down last Tuesday to review a list of possible projects to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant funding. More...

Receives Degree

Matt Pilkerton, McConnellsburg, attended Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., where he studied premed/ biology for four years. After that he attended Penn College in Williamsport, Pa., where he received his B.S. as a physician assistant. More...

Herman Presides Over Sept. 13 Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 13. More...

Historic Central Pa. Seed Company In Jeopardy

NEW FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) – A 227-year-old New Freedom company that at one point supplied seed to George Washington and is one of the oldest continuously operating companies in America is in danger of going out of business. More...

Surplus Money May Be Needed For Cleanup

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says it was prudent not to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus revenues to restore budget cuts because that money may now be needed to repair stormdamaged roads and bridges. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parm, spaghetti, broccoli, white bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE September 12 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1294- 1564 lbs., $116 to $118.50; choice 2-3, 1228-1596 lbs., $111 to $116.50; select 1-3, 1176-1336 lbs., $107 to $111. More...

Philly Posts $25,000 Reward In Robbery-murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The city has posted a $25,000 reward for tips leading to the capture and conviction of those responsible for killing a west Philadelphia bodega owner on his 50th birthday along with his wife and sister. More...

Pa. Sends Aid So Troubled Capital Can Pay Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state Treasury Department has wired $2.6 million to Harrisburg, giving Pennsylvania’s financially troubled capital enough cash to make payroll and a general obligation bond payment this week. More...